Bheemla Nayak Review : Blistering performances by Pawan and Rana


Bheemla Nayak Review

Bheemla Nayak Review

Powerstar Pawan Kalyan’s  Bheemla Nayak had a record release across the globe on Friday. Saagar Chandra directed this remake of the Malayalam movie Ayyappanum Koshiyum and Trivikram penned the script and the screenplay. Rana Daggubati played the other lead role and Nithya Menen is the leading lady. Thaman’s music album is already topping the music charts and Sithara Entertainments are the producers.  Here is the film’s review:

Story :

Bheemla Nayak (Pawan Kalyan) is an honest sub-Inspector in the Kurnool district. One night, he apprehends Daniel ‘Danny’ Sekhar (Rana Daggubati), a retired army man, as he transports bottles of liquor in ‘dry’ territory. Danny’s ego is hurt and the clash between the two escalates from verbal altercations to physical confrontations. The rest of the movie is about how Danny tries to extract his revenge on Bheemla Nayak and Nayak’s answer to Danny.

Analysis :

The basic premise of Bheemla Nayak is the ego clash of two strong-willed individuals. In the original film ‘Ayyappanum Koshiyum’ we see more verbal spars than actual physical fights. Bheemla Nayak stays true to the original for the first half of the movie, with the two protagonists turning to blows in the second half. This is a film dripping with the mass appeal of Pawan Kalyan and the impeccable attitude of Rana. The film sets up the two main characters in the opening scenes, giving an idea about their size in terms of ego as well as the extent to which they can go.

The changes made in the second half could be seen as a deviation from the brilliance of the original script, but it is filled with mass elements that cater well to Telugu audiences. The pre-climax twist and the massive flashback are examples; here we see more emphasis on generating mass appealing emotions rather than telling an engaging story itself–this might work best among fans though others might find it a bit repetitive. Pawan Kalyan’s characterization reminds us of his Badri days, so intense and explosive.

The way director Sagar K Chandra ensured the perfect balance and strengths between Pawan Kalyan, and Rana’s characters is visible through the movie. Trivikram’s mark can also be seen, especially with the dialogues and the screenplay. Music Director Thaman has amplified many confrontation moments using background score – a special call-out to the scene where Rana walks alone in a forest accompanied only by his thoughts. Production values by Sithara Entertainments are good. Producer Suryadevara Naga Vamshi has delivered the perfect blend of making

Performances :

Backed by strong characterizations, the characters of Nayak, Danny set a perfect stage for Pawan Kalyan and Rana to deliver intense performances as they completely own the roles of an extreme cop and conceited person with political connections. The supporting cast of Rao Ramesh, Murali Sharma, and Samudra Khani did a good job in supporting the main duo. Nitya Menen as Nayak’s wife was convincing while Samyuktha Menon played Danny’s wife to perfection

Positives :
• Intense performances from Pawan Kalyan and Rana Daggubati
• Verbal duels in the first half between Nayak & Danny
• Post interval fight episodes
• Impressive dialogues
• Crisp runtime
• Thaman’s background music


• Overdose of action episodes
• Original flavor is diluted to an extent in 2nd half

Verdict : 

‘Bheemla Nayak’ is a commercial potboiler that retains the essence of its original to an extent. The changes made are worked in favor of this film, and fans will go berserk with Pawan Kalyan’s eccentric characterization throughout many scenes. Pawan Kalyan and Rana’s pairing has elevated this clash of the ego-themed movie with their brilliant performances. Overall, Bheemlaa Nayak is a winner !!

Telugu360 Rating: 3.25/5

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